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17 January 2019

16 January 2019

15 January 2019

"New relationship models: the Education Service of the Arranz-Bravo Foundation and the La Carpa School", article by Enric Font and Artur Muñoz

Enric Font and Artur Muñoz, teachers on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, have published the article "New relationship models: the Education Service of the Arranz-Bravo Foundation and the La Carpa School" in the Her&Mus. Heritage & Museography journal of the Specific Educational Methodologies Department of Lleida University.

The text introduces a new proposal of relationship between museums and schools through an specific case that will work as an example: the Tàndem project developed to implement a program of visual arts and art education in Escola La Carpa, in l’Hospitalet de Llobregat, by the Educational Department of Fundació Arranz-Bravo.

The two authors have both designed and are currently executing the project. Artur Muñoz, here as the responsible for the Educational Department of Fundació Arranz-Bravo, focuses on proposing and contextualizing this new relationship model between museums and society, addressing the reasons for change and pointing out the story line of the case study. Enric font, artist and teacher, analyzes the content and the work of implementing new pedagogies in the drawing field; this has been carried out at the school during the last six months.

The text shows the entire spectrum of the project, since the detection of the school needs to the responses offered by the cultural equipment. The article focuses on the practical and pedagogical view of its implementation through drawing at the school as a tool for thinking. The methodological characteristic is to use the educational center as a laboratory.

© Enric Font + Artur Muñoz
14 January 2019

Audio of the talks by Andreu Balius and Juan Carlos Moreno at the Writings and Typography Conference

You can listen to the talks: Iconic Aspects of Writing Systems, by Juan Carlos Moreno Cabrera, and The Arabic Experience, by Andreu Balius, that were given at the Writings and Typography Conference last November at the Design Museum.

Iconic Aspects of Writing Systems

Juan Carlos Moreno Cabrera

You can also consult the bibliography and download the presentation.

The Arabic Experience

Andreu Balius

You can also consult the bibliography and download the presentation.

Jornades escriptures i tipografia EINA
11 January 2019

Alejandro Castellote
10 January 2019

Exhibition by Philip Stanton "Lust For Life - The Beauty of Color”

Philip Stanton, illustrator and coordinator of the Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques, is presenting his latest work in the solo exhibition "Lust For Life", at Galeria Jordi Barnadas in Barcelona.

Countryside Penedes, Philip Stanton
© Philip Stanton
9 January 2019

Talk: "Lighting Design" by Maurici Ginés

  • Wednesday 16 January, 6 pm
  • EINA, Barcelona
  • Open to the public

As part of the Master in Design of Spaces Maurici Ginés will be giving a talk on "Lighting Design".

“What is it about light? Its intangibility and its ability to surprise. The experience of shaping something without form is a challenge that fascinates me”.

Maurici Ginés, artec3 founder.

In his over 20 years of experience, Maurici Ginés has contributed to the lighting design of over 400 national and international projects, including museums and exhibitions, residential and corporate, leisure and retail, hotels and restaurants, natural light, urban and landscape lighting, master plans and media, and façade projects.

With offices in Barcelona and Mexico City, he has developed a unique lighting design process that emerges from the conceptualisation of ideas and development of design strategies.

 Toreo, artec3
© Photo: Enrique Macías
8 January 2019

Alumni Training Capsules 2018/2019 course

EINA Alumni is organising the following training capsule sessions for the next semester:

Digital Photography Processing

  • Mariana Castel
  • Friday 25 January 2019, from 4 pm to 8 pm
  • EINA
  • Registration
    You will need a university identification number (NIU/NIA) and a password. If you are not an EINA student yet, you can obtain them here.

Practical digital photography course using Lightroom. Participants will learn how to organise, select and edit RAW negatives using Adobe software. Working with RAW files enables professional post-production as the file contains much more information than a .jpg. Students will work on each of the editing modules of the programme and create a series of pre-established presets so that they have their own presets library. Finally, students will export their selected photographs with the suitable resolution for posting on the internet and to be able to print them. To take the course, students must have a basis of technical knowledge of photography and a digital camera with the option of creating RAW files.

Mariana Castel is a graphic designer and photographer. She studied design at EINA and in 2015, she specialised in editorial design and photography, studying for the Postgraduate Programme in Photography and Editorial Design at EINA. She currently works freelance after having worked for a number of agencies.

Digital Photography Processing with Mariana Castel


Practical typographic printing course with moveable wooden letters (letterpress). We will be looking back at old-fashioned printing, with its printing blocks and traditional manual techniques, to explore the large-format text printing process. A creative experience that will allow you to control the creative process, developing a physical relationship with the typeface and the space.

Arcangela Regis studied photography at the Institut d'Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya (1998) parallel to her Graphic Design course at EINA (2000). She specialised in manual typographic composition and printing at the Conservatori de les Arts del Llibre de l'Escola Llotja (2007). In 2015 she studied on the postgraduate course in Ephemera: history, analysis and cataloguing of ephemeral printed materials, and The Old Book: history and analysis of bibliographic heritage, at the Faculty of Library Science and Documentation at Barcelona University. She is the founder of Laurenpress, a printing press devoted to craft typographic composition and printing, where she undertakes design and print commissions and her own personal projects.

Letterpress with Arcangela Regis

Designer or chameleon?

  • Gemma Terol
  • Friday 15 March 20198, from 4 pm to 8 pm
  • EINA
  • Registration
    You will need a university identification number (NIU/NIA) and a password. If you are not an EINA student yet, you can obtain them here.

Starting a business from scratch, and having your own business, has parts that are gratifying and others that are tough. In “Designer or chameleon?”, Gemma will share some tips and some "that I wouldn’t do again". She will look at the importance of being versatile and being ready for anything that might come along, because one day "your life’s dream” will come calling, and the next day it’s a customer who won’t pay. One night, you go out for a few drinks with your partners, and a week later, one of them doesn’t believe in this new focus you want to give the studio.

The content of the capsule will be based on the following aspects:

  • Types of companies that exist, advantages and disadvantages of each one.
  • Team structure and roles.
  • How to find clients. Methods, contacts, cold calling.
  • Types of documents that help manage numbers.
  • The role of the management agent. Online or in person?
  • Billing programs.
  • Time-saving programs.
  • "Romantic" mistakes to avoid.
  • The advantages of working for yourself.
  • The disadvantages of working for yourself.

Gemma Terol graduated in Graphic Design in 2001. Since then, she has worked as a designer, almost half her life; Publications Manager at EINA, freelance designer for the Carme Vives Studio, Art Director with a small publishing house and in the advertising division of the BPMO communication group. In 2010, she began her first personal project alongside two partners, the theroomrooms studio. Today, eight years later, she is setting out on a new solo professional project, a studio that is emerging from her professional maturity, with a more experimental and personal focus.

Course with Gemma Terol

Design and creation of accessible websites for people with functional diversity

  • Rubén Alcaraz
  • Friday 26 April 2019, from 4 pm to 8 pm
  • EINA
  • Registration.
    You will need a university identification number (NIU/NIA) and a password. If you are not an EINA student yet, you can obtain them here.

The course will focus on the analysis of international web accessibility guidelines, adopted as ISO and UNE standards, and on the conformity criteria that websites must meet to certify the minimum level of accessibility required. These criteria include both aspects related to the design of interfaces and their usability, and technical criteria related to their coding and programming.


  • To understand and get to know how people with different disability types access websites.
  • To get to know the accessibility criteria that a website must fulfil for it to be considered accessible.
  • To learn technical and design solutions to traditional problems of accessibility.
  • To get to know the main tools and methodologies for the creation and auditing of accessible websites.


  • What is web accessibility?
  • Types of disability and forms of interaction and access on the web.
  • Applicable legislation and regulations.
  • Accessibility of content, browsing, interaction and design.
  • SEO and accessibility: common aspects.
  • Tools and methodologies for the creation and evaluation of accessible websites.

We recommend that participants should have a basic knowledge of HTML and CSS.

Rubén Alcaraz is a Senior Technician in Web Applications Development, a Diploma-holder in Library Science and Documentation (Barcelona University), with a Master’s Degree in Digital Content Management (Barcelona University/Pompeu Fabra University) with work on the accessibility of interactive digital maps. He is currently studying for a doctorate on the doctoral programme in Information Engineering and Technology at Lleida University, with a thesis on the accessibility of statistical graphs. He is an associate lecturer at Barcelona University (Bachelor’s Degree in Information and Documentation and Master’s Degree in Digital Content Management), Pompeu Fabra University (Master’s Degree in Digital Documentation, Master’s Degree in Search Engines and Master’s Degree in UX: usability and user experience), and at EINA (Postgraduate Programme in Web Design and MURAD). Member of the Adaptabit Research Group at Barcelona University, working on research into digital accessibility in teaching, research and teaching innovation. He has done consultancy work related to web accessibility for various public administrations.

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Curso webs accessibles Rubén Alcaraz

From concept to material. The design-print tandem

  • Josep Amat and Lluc Massaguer
  • Friday 10 May 2019, from 4 pm to 8 pm
  • Vanguard Gràfic (Joan Miró, 17 - 08930 Sant Adrià del Besòs, Barcelona)
  • Registration
    You will need a university identification number (NIU/NIA) and a password. If you are not an EINA student yet, you can obtain them here.

Knowing the production process of the graphic elements that we generate not only offers security and reliability in the results, but by generating good dialogue between designer and printer, we can reinforce the conceptual part of a project, as well as give it added value.

The capsule combines, on the one hand, a display of examples of design projects that are outstanding for their good technical work, choice of materials or combination of print systems, and on the other hand, a space for looking, touching and smelling physical examples of unusual and interesting solutions. It ends with a small workshop where participants will be able to put into practice a choice of material based on a fictitious briefing. It will be held at the facilities of Vanguard Gràfic, to have the material and print machinery close to hand.

Josep Amat specialises in process management, and has worked for some 25 years as production manager with a family print business. In 2013, he created the Print School, a CSR initiative aimed at helping schools with economic problems. He is currently in charge of digitisation at Vanguard Gràfic and teaches at a number of design training centres.

Lluc Massaguer is a graphic designer and graduate in Design from EINA. She worked for three years in the pre-print department of the family print business. From 2005 to 2015, she was Publications Manager at EINA, and since 2015 she has been Online Contents and Alumni Manager. Since 2006, she has taught Graphic Arts, Properties and Uses of New Materials and Graphic Production on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design and on the Master's in Graphic Design at EINA, of which she is the coordinator.

Curso diseño-imprenta Josep Amat y Lluc Massaguer

The Training Capsules

The aim of the Training Capsules is to offer EINA Alumni members active learning, both to refresh and improve their design-related professional skills and to look more deeply into the fields related to art and the humanities, in workshop, seminar or lecture format.

Places will be limited and registrations will be accepted strictly by order of application. Courses will require a minimum of 6 persons enrolled.

The duration of these sessions will normally be 4 hours and they will cost € 20 for EINA Alumni members and € 80 for non-members, per person and course.

If after reserving a place you are unable to attend the activity, you must cancel your reservation by sending an email to alumni@eina.cat so that someone else can take up your place.

Cancellation should be no later than 24 hours before the day of the activity. If you don’t attend the activity and you haven’t cancelled within this period, a non-attendance penalty will be applied (you won’t be able to enrol on any other training capsule for 2 months after the date of the course in question). If the cancellation is on medical grounds and you cancel less than 24 hours before the capsule, you will need to show a doctor’s letter for the penalty not to be applied.

7 January 2019

Interview: "The Genies of the Lamp" with Ester Pujol and Dani Vila

Ester Pujol and Dani Vila (Nahtrang), teachers of Design of Public Facilities Elements, in the fourth year of the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, were interviewed by El País, where they reflect on a range of subjects, including the evolution of lighting in the field of product design.

Dani Vila and Ester Pujol (Nahtrang)
© Carmen Secanella
21 December 2018

Tom Edicions, with Laia Clos, wins the Design Market Campari Award

Laia Clos, teacher on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, won at the third edition of the Design Market Campari Award for the most innovative design, organised by the FAD, with her project "The Four Seasons, SisTeMu", with Tom Edicions.

Through Mot Studio, they created SisTeMu, a graphic notation system that interprets musical texture, which translates music notation into simple geometric shapes and basic colours, exploring the rhythmic and melodic harmonies that are found in music compositions.

The award-winning project is an interpretation of the four concerts for violin of Vivaldi’s ‘The Four Seasons’. Each of the posters is the complete translation of a concert – a season – played by the principal violin.

The jury awarded it the prize for “the ability to transform music into a highly attractive visual piece and the sensitivity when doing so, with a very precise process and a visually beautiful result”.

Side B of the Mot studio, Tom Edicions, carries out design projects that aren’t subject to a prior commission and that are born out of the desire to explore different sphere and languages of graphic design, at all times on the basis of a conceptualisation of a subject or the interest in a specific area.

"Les quatre estacions, SisTeMu", by Tom Edicions
21 December 2018

EINA is working with the Gran Teatre del Liceu

Fourth-year students on the EINA Bachelor’s Degree in Design, in the Infographics and Data Display subject, led by Jordi Català, are undertaking a collaboration project with the Gran Teatre del Liceu.

The work consists of creating two Snapshot-type infographics on aspects that the students decide based on the Rossini opera “L’Italiana in Algieri”.

To take on the project, taking into account all its details, the students attended the advance première of the opera production on 11 December.

The collaboration between EINA and the Liceu also allowed last year's Infographics students to undertake work to reinterpret the poster of the works produced by the opera house in the 2017-2018 season, which was highlighted in the “Behind the Curtain” exhibition that was shown at the EINA Barra de Ferro Arts Centre.

20 December 2018

Article on "Guaranteeing citizenship with a gender perspective" by Paola Lo Cascio

Paola Lo Cascio, Research Manager at EINA, has, together with Òscar Monterde, published the article “Guaranteeing citizenship with a gender perspective” in the Umbral journal, a publication created for the artistic and social project of the same name, intended to be a place for reflection on the phenomenon of migration and racism, which is being held in Barcelona from 10 December to 6 February.

The article offers a reflection on how the breach of human rights specifically and differently affects refugee and migrant women, both in terms of the causes of migration and of the intrinsic risks of the migratory process, and finally due to the contexts of arrival and hosting. For this reason, hosting that overcomes the solving of the immediate problems should also introduce a gender perspective that is capable of incorporating instruments for repairing damage, protecting from danger and providing resources, but also, and especially, providing the women with independence and rights.

The publication was coordinated by José Luís Corazón, teacher in the History of Modern Art and Design, in the 2nd year of the EINA Bachelor’s Degree in Design.

19 December 2018

"The expedition of constructing your moment in the creative sector", talk by Arcadi Poch


Arcadi Poch, urban art curator and sociocultural explorer, will be talking based on his own experience of the adventure of moving in the circuits of artistic productions, presenting our projects and presenting ourselves to ourselves in a solvent and effective way.

Specialising in creativity projects in the public space and in sociocultural innovation projects since 2003, Arcadi Poch fosters a variety of projects related to cultural dissemination and the promotion of new forms of cultural consumption. His publications include Artivism (2018), Urban Creativity Experience (2015) and Creaticity (2013), genuine anthologies of urban creativity that chart the new creative gazes of contemporary cities.

Presentation of the mural intervention by the students on the Illustration Techniques subject on the Wall Lab at Parc del Fòrum.

Students on Illustration Techniques, a subject in the 4th year of the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, led by Enric Font, took part from 12 to 16 December in the first intervention of the Wall Lab project at the Parc del Fòrum, working from an idea designed by student Nastia Casteleiro.

The Wall Lab by Wallspot is a professional long-term mural creation project in different format spaces. Unlike pop-up open walls, the Wall Lab spaces will host works for a year. This permanence means considerably increasing the visual impact of the work created and, consequently, imbues the mural with added interest and value.

Participating students:
Queralt Anglada Peláez | Noelia Aparicio Agudo | Carla Ballester Puente | Patricia Canton Fumanal | Nastia Casteleiro Sánchez-Candamio | Carla Cuba Miñano | É́dgar Duch Miret | Gabriela Eskenazi Faurous | Sarai Herrera Alonso | Iria Martínez Rubio | José Nerin Coronas | Albert Puig Sáenz | Anna Pujol Ballesté | Joel Smythe López

18 December 2018

EINA Product Design Scholarships

EINA presents the Product Design Scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year for students and/or professionals who have a product design idea to develop, produce and market.

Between 7 January and 30 April 2019, the call for scholarships for the Master in Design and Editing of a Product for the 2019-2020 academic year is open.

The scholarship offers a rebate of € 3,360 off enrolment on this master’s course, coordinated by Oriol Ventura and Francesc Crous.

Application form

18 December 2018

Víctor García Tur wins the Mercè Rodoreda short story prize, awarded at the Festival of Catalan Arts

Víctor García Tur, alumnus and teacher of Latest Design Trends in the third year of the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, has won the 21st Mercè Rodoreda short story and narrative prize for The Country of the Blind. The prizes at the Festival of Catalan Arts were presented at the 68th Santa Llúcia’s Eve.

Tur’s work is a reflection on the idea of falsehood and plagiarism, where the author pays “homage to the heritage of authors such as Borges, Kipling and Ursula K. Le Guin”. With The Country of the Blind, Tur says he has gone for a literary karaoke and has sung songs that motivated him from the stories of great authors that he has remade and turned on their heads.

© Albert Bertran